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Fair Trade

                            “An alternative for holiday shopping.”


On Tuesday, December 1, 2015, A Faith That Does Justice welcomed Ms. María Arroyo and Anne Pacheco, Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Ambassadors, to our monthly gathering. There were over 120 people in attendance.

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Sex and Labor Trafficking in San Diego


     
“Who is buying and selling your children?”

 

Dr. Jamie Gates, Director of the Justice and Reconciliation Center at Point Loma Nazarene University and co-author of the most extensive study on sex trafficking in San Diego County, was our guest speaker in November. (See video.)

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Remembering the Jesuit Martyrs of El Salvador

jesuit martyrsIn the early morning hours of November 16th, 1989, six Jesuit priests and two lay women were murdered at the University of Central America (UCA) by El Salvador’s military forces. The country, which had already experienced almost ten years of a civil war, and the loss of more than 70,000 lives, was in the midst of an armed insurgent offensive which threatened to overtake the capital city of San Salvador, and with it the existing government. In response, the military high command issued orders to the Atlacatl Battalion, its elite antiterrorist force, to eliminate its intellectual opposition wherever it could be found.

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Ignatian Retreat at USD

UNIVERSITY OF SAN DIEGO CAMPUS

 

On November 6-7, 2015, A Faith That Does Justice held its first Ignatian weekend retreat at the University of San Diego (USD). There were 60 participants in attendance and 15 more who could not be accommodated because of space issues. From all accounts it was a successful event. Moreover, for those who were not able to be among us, please know we hope to offer it again in the foreseeable future.

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Migration Across Borders

 

On September 1, 2015 Dr. Robert Moser, Director of Refugee and Immigration Services at Catholic Charities in San Diego, spoke to A Faith That Does Justice about issues affecting people who cross borders, both documented and undocumented (see video). San Diego-Tijuana is the busiest border crossing in the world and with it comes vulnerabilities for people who make their way from Latin America to the United States, including exploitation and a general unawareness of the legal liabilities they face upon entering the United States.

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